JWU News

Charlotte Commencement Celebrates New Beginnings

5/23/18 | Bailie McEntire '18 remembers crying in her residence hall her freshman year. She was 500 miles from her home in Florida, and terrified. “All I could think was how alone I was and how was I possibly going to get through the next 4 years. That day I decided I was either going to have to hide in my room for the remainder of college or get outside my comfort zone and make some new friends.”

Topics: Charlotte Commencement

For Charlotte Director of Athletics, ‘All-In’ Is the Way to Win

3/28/18 | The mantra of the JWU Charlotte women’s basketball team is “Excellence is still excellence at any level.”

That constant striving to be better has resulted in the team’s first national championship — also a first in the history of JWU Charlotte Athletics.

Topics: Charlotte Athletics

Women's Basketball Wins JWU Charlotte's First National Championship

3/5/18 | The No. 2-ranked Johnson & Wales women's basketball team held quarterfinal and semifinal opponents to under 50 points heading into championship weekend in Lemont Furnace, Pa., then capped a magical season with a win over the nation's No. 1 seed, Central Maine Community College, to capture the USCAA Division II National Championship by a 75-64 margin on March 3.

Topics: Charlotte

Combining Creativity + Food Science to Help Change the Way the World Eats

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1/22/18 | A world without food science would mean empty shelves at your favorite grocery store. Food science has a hand in every food product we consume. Without it, food safety and nutrition would be a guessing game. For the first time, JWU Charlotte is combining creativity and the science of food.

Topics: Culinary Science Charlotte

JWU Collaboration to Change North Carolina’s Outmoded Craft Beer Laws

11/21/17 | The legacy of the prohibitionist movement of the last century continues to have a significant impact on the development of the liquor industry in North Carolina. Legistlation drafted in the 1920s that was meant to cure the ills of society is today stopping entrepreneurs in their tracks and thwarting new hires. Tara Goulet '06, co-owner of Birdsong Brewery in the trendy NoDa district says, “We agree that there shouldn’t be an arbitrary cap on how much a resident brewer is allowed to distribute.”

Topics: Hospitality Charlotte

Project Scientist’s STEM Academy Fosters Young Scientists at JWU

8/11/17 | This summer, Johnson & Wales University’s Charlotte Campus collaborated with Project Scientist to offer a STEM-focused summer academy for girls ages 4-12 with a passion, talent and aptitude for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This marked the first time the academy was held at JWU Charlotte.

Topics: Charlotte

JWU Charlotte to Host Future of Bread Summit

3/16/17 | This May 22-23, world-renowned experts on bread — including bakers, historians, scholars and millers — will convene at JWU Charlotte for a two-day symposium on the future of bread.

Topics: Charlotte

Meet the 2017 Sharkfest Entrepreneurship Competition Winners

2/24/17 | Now in its sixth year, Johnson & Wales University’s annual Sharkfest competition tests the mettle of student entrepreneurs from the business, culinary and hospitality fields. This year’s crop of entrepreneurs pitched a diverse range of business ideas. Meet the winners:

Topics: Denver North Miami Charlotte Entrepreneurship

JWU Alumni Garner 2017 James Beard Award Nominations

2/15/17 | The James Beard Foundation has released its much-anticipated list of 2017 James Beard Award semifinalists (chef categories) — and JWU alumni are well-represented.

Topics: Culinary Arts Providence Denver North Miami Charlotte

‘Hospitality Is a People Business’: Paul Baldasaro '90

1/24/17 | Paul Baldasaro ‘90 says human capital is everything in the hospitality business. As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Home-Grown Industries, he develops and implements business strategies for Mellow Mushroom Pizza, a $375M+, 180+-unit pizza franchising business started in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1974.

Topics: Hospitality Charlotte